Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for July 22, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now pre-order all 4 of the titles available in the PLAY 2014 program (see more details here) as well as purchase Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty which the new take on the classic Abe’s Oddysee.
PlayStation 3 users can now purchase Entwined (also available now for the PS Vita) and PlayStation Vita owners can now purchase Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland (also available for PS3). Beyond the PLAY 2014 program, there is also a Super Hero Sale going on with deep discounts on titles in the inFamous and Batman series.
Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week there will be new sales. This week PlayStation Plus users can take advantage of deeper discounts on the Super Hero Sale along with sales on several RPGs including the Persona series.
Today on the PlayStation Blog it was announced that the PlayStation Store PLAY 2014 Program would be kicking off after the PlayStation Store updates this evening. Just like in previous years, PlayStation has selected 4 upcoming titles over the next 4 weeks to take part in the program. This year they will be focusing on cross-buy (PS3, PS4, & PS Vita) indie games with the likes of PlayStation exclusive Hohokum and Rogue Legacy (be sure to be on the look-out for our review before release next week) being two of the participating titles. To sweeten the deal, those folks that pre-order or purchase more than one PLAY game will receive a voucher for PSN credit later. Keep reading to see the rest of the details and the other two participating titles!
Yesterday it was revealed that PS4 beat the Xbox One sales for the 6th month in a row. This is despite Microsoft landing TitanFall as an exclusive and promoting the hell out of it wherever it they could, including at the movie theaters which likely isn’t cheap. On top of that, directly after E3, Microsoft unbundled Kinect from the Xbox One and in doing so, reduced the entry price by $100 down to $399 and on par with the PlayStation 4. Despite all of that, the PS4 was still able to easily hold off the Xbox One in the June NDP. Let’s talk numbers, including that of other consoles like the PS3 and Wii U.
In the last few months, Microsoft has done a lot to help improve sales of the Xbox One. Landing TitanFall as an exclusive was certainly a huge win for Microsoft and a $100 price cut by removing Kinect which took into affect at E3 certainly helped position the consoler as a better competitor to the PS4. In fact Microsoft has publicly stated that sales of the Xbox One had “more than doubled” versus May when each console sold for $499. Unfortunately for the folks at Redmond, none of this was enough to dethrone PS4 where the powerful console has stayed at the number one spot for 6 months in a row now.
Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for July 15, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now pre-order Far Cry 4 Gold Edition (also available for PlayStation 3) which includes the game along with the Season Pass as well as purchase top-down dual stick shooter Crimsonland.
PlayStation 3 users can now purchase the Art Nouveau-styled, side-scrolling action game Abyss Odyssey and PlayStation Vita owners can now purchase One Piece Unlimited World Red. There is also a new 2-For-1 sale which features several sets of games where you can get 2 for the price of 1. Some of the more interesting options include Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3) and Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD (PS3) for $19.99 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and How to Survive for $14.99
Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week there will be new sales. This week PlayStation Plus users can take advantage of sales on Crimsonland, EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, and Ethan Meteor Hunter.
Looking for a great deal on PlayStation games this weekend? If so, the PlayStation Store has you covered with a Flash Sale that has slashed prices to 99¢ on over 20 games for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The sale ends Monday, July 14tht at 12:00 PM PDT , so act fast. The deals this month include: Legend of Dragoon for $0.99, Papa & Yo for $0.99, and The Cave for $0.99. Keep reading to see the rest of the deals!
Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for July 8, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now pre-order Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty as well as purchase Another World-20th Anniversary Edition and Mousecraft (Both of which are cross-buy with all 3 systems).
PlayStation 3 users have several new titles to select from this week including the final episode of the Wolf Among Us, Le Tour de France – Season 2014, One Piece Unlimited World Red, and Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death.
Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week there will be new sales. This week PlayStation Plus users can take advantage of sales on content for Blacklight: Retribution and DC Universe Online.
Ever since the DualShock 4 was introduced in conjunction with the PlayStation 4 last fall, I have been clamoring to use the superior controller with my PlayStation 3. While it has been possible to use the DualShock 4 directly wired to the PlayStation 3, it was not possible to use it wirelessly until now. On June 23rd the PlayStation 3 received updated firmware which discreetly added the ability to pair a DualShock 4 with a PlayStation 3 system. Keep reading for our step-by-step guide on how to use this new function.
Are you ready for your first PlayStation Store update of July? I hope so because there is a host of goodies that are ready to take up space on your PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. Some noteworthy releases from this week include:
- Guacamelee! Super Turbo Champion Edition (PS4 – $14.99)
- Sniper Elite III (PS4 – $49.99)
- Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn (PS3 – $39.99)
- ConstantC (PS3 – $9.99)
- Child of Light (PS Vita – $14.99)
After the jump, the full PlayStation Store Update (7-01-14) awaits you.
While Bungie has decided to keep the experience of Destiny the same on all consoles by limiting the games to 30fps, despite the ability for certain consoles (hint, it’s the PS4) to run smoother, Blizzard’s mega RPG will take full advantage of the extra horse power of the PS4. In a headline that’s becoming all too familiar, Diablo 3 is the latest game to feature either better visuals, frames-per-second or both on the PS4 when compared to the Xbox One. Lets talk details.
As Destiny inches towards its September release on previous-gen and next-gen (now current-gen?) consoles, the elite studio is revealing more details about Destiny. Part of that includes how they plan on keeping online elements of Destiny to run smoothly from day one. As gamers are unfortunately all too aware, major AAA franchises like SimCity, Battlefield, and Call of Duty have had their fair share of problems on launch day that at times, have extended far into a month after the titles release. With a major component of Destiny revolving around online play as the game fuses FPS and MMO elements together, a lot is riding on the games ability to operate smoothly.
This is further complicated by the fact that Destiny will be released on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 where all players exist on the same universe. Online elements to games have traditionally been divided by consoles where PS3 users could only play PS3 users and so on. Luckily, Bungie feels like they’ve got the situation in control. Bungie COO Pete Parsons:
for many months now, we’ve actively had a build up, we pinged our data centre for the first time more than a year ago.
After the jump, Pete reveals further details on how exactly they plan to handle what will likely be an onslaught of players from day one.